a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade
national flag, ensign(noun)
an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
colors flown by a ship to show its nationality
A badge of office, rank, or power
The lowest grade of commissioned officer in the United States Navy, junior to a lieutenant junior grade.
A flag or banner carried by military units. See standard, color, colour.
The principal flag or banner flown by a ship to indicate nationality.
A junior commissioned officer in the 18th and 19th Centuries whose duty was to carry the unit's ensign.
A prominent flag or banner.
Ten thousand thousand ensigns high advanced. -Milton, Paradise Lost.
To designate as by an ensign.
To distinguish by a mark or ornament
To distinguish by an ornament, especially by a crown.
Any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned.
a flag; a banner; a standard; esp., the national flag, or a banner indicating nationality, carried by a ship or a body of soldiers; -- as distinguished from flags indicating divisions of the army, rank of naval officers, or private signals, and the like
a signal displayed like a standard, to give notice
sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol
formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment
a commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army
to designate as by an ensign
to distinguish by a mark or ornament; esp. (Her.), by a crown; thus, any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned
Origin: [L. enseigne, L. insignia, pl. of insigne a distinctive mark, badge, flag; in + signum mark, sign. See Sign, and cf. Insignia, 3d Ancient.]
An ensign is a national flag when used at sea, in vexillology, or a distinguishing token, emblem, or badge, such as a symbol of office in heraldry. The word has also given rise to the military rank of "ensign", a rank of junior officer once responsible for bearing the ensign. via Scottish, from Old French enseigne "mark, symbol, signal; flag, standard, pennant," from the Latin plural insignia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′sīn, n. a sign or mark: the sign or flag distinguishing a nation or a regiment: one who carries the colours: until 1871, the title given to officers of the lowest commissioned rank in the British infantry.—ns. En′sign-bear′er; En′signcy, En′signship, the rank or commission of an ensign in the army. [O. Fr. enseigne—L. insignia, pl. of insigne, a distinctive mark—in, and signum, a mark.]
The numerical value of Ensign in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Ensign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- знаме, флагBulgarian
- Fähnrich, FahneGerman
- σημαία, λάβαρο, σημαιοφόροςGreek
- aspirant, pavillonFrench
- baluardo, guardiamarina, alfiere, insegna, vessilloItalian
- vaandel, vaandrigDutch
- fenrik, faneNorwegian
- знамя, прапорщикRussian
- zastavnik, zastavnica, krmena zastavaSerbo-Croatian
- zastávnica, praporščak, praporščakinja, zastávnikSlovene
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